November 23, 2011
Statler and Waldorf
Today for this Muppetfied edition of Who's Who
Wednesday, I will be talking about my two favorite Muppets. Statler
and Waldorf have been around since 1975 when Jim Henson created
these wonderful characters. They can be found films such as "The
Muppet Movie," "The Muppets Take Manhattan," "The Great Muppet
Caper," "Muppets from Space," "The Muppets Christmas Carol," "The
Muppets Wizard of Oz," "Muppet Treasure Island," "It's a Very Merry
Muppet Christmas Movie," and coming out today in theaters "The
Muppets." They can also be seen in TV shows such as, "The Muppet
Show," "The Muppets at Walt Disney World," "The Jim Henson Hour,"
"Muppets Tonight," and one of my favorite cartoons growing up,
"Muppet Babies." Finally, they can be found on various types of
merchandise such as magazines, comic books, clothing, toys and other
Statler and Waldorf spend most of their time
sitting in the balcony at Muppet theater. Both are married and
Statler is known to have a few kids. The both have many enemies from
all the years of heckling they have done. Even though they heckle
the Muppets on a constant basis, I am sure any of the Muppets would
help them out in a pinch if needed.
They are both extremely funny. Statler is very
skinny, has bushy eyesbrows and wears a pinstriped suit while
overweight, uses a cane, has no eyebrows, has a grey mustache,
and wears an all brown suit. Both have a half
a head of grey hair.
*FUN FACT* Statler and Waldorf were named after
two hotels in New York City, The Statler Hilton and the
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Astoria being the name of Waldorfs wife.
They have both had a few different voice actors
over the years, Waldorf has been voiced by Jim Henson, Dave Goelz
and Dave Coulier while Statler has been voiced by Richard Hunt,
Jerry Nelson, Steve Whitmire, and Dave Coulier. Statler and Waldorf
were created by Bonnie Erickson.
Jim Henson was a true genius. It is so sad that we
lost him at such a young age being only 53 when he passed. I am
always proud to announce that we share the same birthday, September
24th. I believe that the Muppets should be used so much more in the
parks than they are being used. I would love to see a show kind of
like Monsters Inc. where guests can try their hand in stand up
comedy and Statler and Waldorf would be the judges and can heckle
You can find both Statler and Waldorf in Muppet
Vision 3D at Walt Disney World Resort, and also at Disney California
Adventure. While at these attractions, take a moment to really look
around at all the fun finds that the queue and outside the
attractions have to offer.
Check out the video section over at www.fromscreentotheme.com
to find out fun finds outside of Muppet Vision 3D.